Reports: FBI investigators knew about Clinton emails weeks ago

FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Huma Abedin, alongside her husband, then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference in New York. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Huma Abedin, alongside her husband, then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference in New York. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A law enforcement official says FBI investigators in the Anthony Weiner sexting probe knew for weeks about the existence of newly discovered emails that might be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

FBI Director James Comey said he was briefed Thursday about that development; he told Congress on Friday that investigators had found emails that were potentially relevant to the Clinton investigation.

The emails were found on a device that belonged to Weiner, the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A second law enforcement official also said the FBI was aware for a period of time about the emails before Comey was briefed, but wasn’t more specific.

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